The schedule caste pupils were residing in 118 hostels of which 81 boys hostels, 37 girls hostels said Vijayakumar Joint Director Social Welfare in a press note here on Tuesday. Similarly he told in the note that S.C pupil studying in the colleges were residing in 32 hostels of which 15 boys hostels and 17 girls hostels. About 1234 pupil in the hostels were passed in the 10th class examination against 1534 pupils appeared during this year. Government has taken up a decision to transform social welfare hostels into Gurukula Patasalas due to several facilities. Accordingly 13 hostels located in rented buildings and 15 hostels below specified strength will be changed as Gurukula Patasalas during the year. Rs. 13.75 lakhs had been released by the government towards giving incentives to inter caste marriages of which sum of Rs. 9.50 Lakhs was spent towards giving incentives to 19 Inter Caste couples said Vijayakumar Joint Director Social Welfare.